April 1, 2010
hi lovelies! after seeing this how-to over on look at what i made, i knew i had to make these! using some very simple supplies, you can make all kind of stamps to doll up just about anything. i made four of them, and i’ll walk you through each of them.
first off you need to gather some supplies. what you’ll need:
– a few wallpaper seam rollers. i found these at lowe’s for $1.39 each!
– some wide rubber bands, like the ones they use in the produce dept at the grocery store.
– adhesive, i used gorilla glue but super glue or the like would work fine too.
– stamp pads in any color (see above)
i made the four of these in just about 30 mins, and see what all you can do with them!
this one is all about the thrill of the frill. i love that it’s not perfect, like little dripping points.
the how to: cut the rubber band and lay it flat (pinning each end to a cork board helps keep it flat). mark every 1/4″ with a pen and using a hole punch, punch out holes about half way up all the way across. wrap the band around your roller and cut it to fit exactly without having to stretch it. then, spread the glue on one side, using a straight pin to help spread it out. place the rubber band around the roller until the glue dries enough to keep it in place (only takes a few seconds!). then let dry for a few hours before use.
ok, this one is easy! i just slapped four of the skinny bands on the roller and voila! no gluing or cutting necessary!
i thought this one would give a checkered look, but turns out one of my rubber bands wasn’t as thick as the other side. so, it gave me flags! so glad it worked out this way, it turned out to be one of my favorites!
the how to: place two rubberbands around the roller spaced about 1/4″ apart. cut a thicker rubberbands into 1/4″ segments. using a straight pin, ‘dip’ the squares into glue and place them in between the two rubberbands. continue until they reach all the way around.
we all love pendants, don’t we? i just can’t get enough of them! cathe does a great job at explaining how to do this one at her blog, so i’ll send you there for the instructions. the only thing i did different was use gorilla glue instead of spray adhesive, and i used scissors instead of an exacto knife.
aren’t they cute? the possibilities are endless! let me know if you have any questions!